I had the pleasure (and public speaking now is a pleasure, believe it or not) to be a part of the threesome from the OAPWS that spoke to the first-year speech-language pathology students at the University of Ottawa. For the third year, Mrs. Lynn Metthe, who not only instructs and advises the first-year speech-language students, […]
The following email was received from Lynn Metthe, Clinical Coordinator, who teaches the first-year speech-language pathology students at the University of Ottawa. “A heart felt THANK YOU to Norm and Laura who volunteered to speak to 1st speech-language pathology and audiology students. Students were moved and inspired by their stories. Their presentation helped set the […]
All too often we give thanks to our speech path, our fellow PWS (people who stutter), and our close friends for their patience and support; this includes before, during and after therapy. Unfortunately, we usually forget to include those closest to us, our partners, other members of our immediate and extended families, and even our pets. Our […]
On Sunday, May 15, several friends, a co-worker and an old client, gathered in front of the tree planted in Marie’s memory to remember both a wonderful lady and an outstanding SLP. We opened with some words from Tania Kamienski explaining why we were there. While this date had no specific meaning since her birthday […]
The Marie Poulos Bursary Fund is available to Ontario residents who do not have access to private insurance or personal funding to attend intensive and semi-intensive programs at the Ottawa Stuttering Treatment Clinic. The clinic is located in the Rehab Centre at the Ottawa General Hospital and is only one of three such facilities in […]
For those of us who stutter, see the film again. Firth really learned the nuances, and not just the facial and verbal features of a PWS. Before and even part way through ‘therapy’, you see very little eye contact when he is talking to others, with the possible exception of his wife and children.